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Mourinho: Anatomy Of A Winner Hardcover – 1 Sep 2005


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (1 Sept. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752873334
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752873336
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.1 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 389,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Excellent. (Christian O'Connell XFM radio, 20 Sept )

One of the most insightful and respected journalists working in the game... a compelling, believable profile. (Leo McKinstry THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, 25 Sept )

One of the UK's leading football writers assesses the UK's leading football manager... Barclay is always worth reading. (OBSERVER SPORT MONTHLY, 2 Oct )

This is a special book by a special writer. Five stars (FOURFOURTWO )

"'An illuminating, thought-provoking and highly entertaining book by one of Britain's sharpest and most erudite football writers'.' (WORLD SOCCER )

A fine biography (NEW STATESMAN, 19 December )

A rounded and entirely fair portrait, written with a good deal of wit and insight. (DAILY TELEGRAPH, 15 December )

Barclay resists producing a straightforward biographical account of Mourinho's inimitable rise... he instead builds up an informal picture of the man via an unusual cast of faithful witnesses. It is this determination to search out the sometimes less obvious characters which makes this narrative so compelling. Barclay offers a detailed and contemplative study.. a refreshing change. (THE SCOTSMAN, 17 December )

Well informed... it puts flesh on the headlines, usually with a well-informed phrase. (THE INDEPENDENT, 17 December )

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Distinguished journalist Patrick Barclay gets to the secret of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's incredible success

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "muzza1" on 8 Dec. 2005
Format: Hardcover
The book is a good journalistic account of Mourinho's rise as a manager. It covers the tales we all read in the newspapers and the psychological tactics. . . more imortantly it gives a valuable insight (without talking to the man himself) into the road taken to get to his current place in charge of a multi-million pound team. It does deal sporadically with the methods he employs and the way he engages players, press and public. It sets the scene well in introducing and understanding Mourinho.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Nov. 2005
Format: Hardcover
Skillfully written, an interesting insight into a man who dominates so many football headlines. Barclay has managed to capture the essence of what makes a good biography. Definitely one for the Christmas list for any sports fan.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tim Roast VINE VOICE on 30 Jun. 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is an interesting book to read for anyone interested in finding out how Mourinho came from nowhere to manage one of the world's leading teams, Chelsea. It includes interviews of fellow managers and others who have known Mourinho along the road. It also looks at Mourinho's methods of management from a psychological point of view.

There are no interviews with Mourinho though but there are mentions of the official Mourinho biography so that will be my next read.

An interesting read into an interesting character.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ayesha on 14 Jan. 2014
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I bought this for my brother for Christmas. He opened it on Christmas day and started reading it. He's been lost in the book ever since.
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I have not read the book as it is a Christmas gift for a friend but binned to let you know that although classed as being in good condition for a used book, I would say it's in VERY good condition. Don't think it's even need read! The only thing that gives it away as not being brand new is that the clour of the edges of the paper
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